Survivors of Suicide

Survivors of Suicide

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by Rita Robinson
     
 

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A helping guide for those family & friends left behind when a loved one commits suicide. This newly revised edition goes into more detail about teen suicide & the help that is available. Dispels the myths surrounding suicide, based on the latest research & interviews with leading medical experts, as well as with family & friends who have survived the suicide deaths

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A helping guide for those family & friends left behind when a loved one commits suicide. This newly revised edition goes into more detail about teen suicide & the help that is available. Dispels the myths surrounding suicide, based on the latest research & interviews with leading medical experts, as well as with family & friends who have survived the suicide deaths of loved ones, & who offer support, knowledge, & comfort to other survivors. Survivors of Suicide is a guide for family and friends left behind when a loved one commits suicide. The grief of a suicide takes a different form than other types of death. This edition goes into more detail about teen suicide and available help.

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Library Journal
No one is ever prepared for suicide. Here are three useful and informative works for the loved ones and acquaintances of suicides and for those wanting to disabuse themselves of the many myths surrounding this once-taboo but now exigent subject. Lester (psychology, Richard Stockton State Coll.) has written a comprehensive summary of research findings for the general reader, complete with detailed bibliographic references. Its broad selection of 97 topics ranges from fundamental psychiatric issues to the influence of biorhythms on suicide. Wrobleski's book, in question-and-answer format like Lester's, is rather amorphous and the 85 answers somewhat cursory. Still, both the uninformed reader and those caregivers needing simplified advice for youth exhibiting suicidal behavior might welcome this style in contrast to Lester's more studious approach to many of the same questions. Neither Lester nor Wrobleski adequately discuss the most recent findings regarding biochemical indicators or the involvement of the neurotransmitter serotonin in suicidal behavior. Robinson's work is the most interesting of the three in that it personalizes many of the compelling and shadowy issues that remain after a suicide. The author, a journalist, discusses the warning signs of suicide, but her comments are principally addressed to those grieving in its aftermath. She succeeds in dispelling many of the misconceptions regarding the existence, causes, and outcome of suicide and in encouraging new coping mechanisms to turn grief into action. She also examines the religious and moral implications of suicide from several points of view.-- William Abrams, Portland State Univ. Lib., Ore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564145574
Publisher:
Career Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.44(d)

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Survivors of Suicide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mary Burgess sent me her book after our youngest son committed suicide. It is a beautiful book written by a beautiful soul. We have found its message to be helpful, loving and hopeful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After my best friends brother-in-law committed suicide I started a quest for a good book to help her and her husband through the most difficult time of thier lives. I came across this book in the store and after reading it, I found it to be the most informative and helpful bit of information I had read on the subject. I recommend it to anyone who has had the unfortunate experience of lossing a loved on to suicide or anyone tryin to gain more insight on the subject.